REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE The final reports are in and the Denver Real Estate Market ended up higher that originally estimated – 8%! Inventory in the Denver metropolitan area is at a 35-year low at less than 7,000 units. MLS (Metrolist) data shows that single family homes in Jefferson County saw an average month over month increase in February 2012 closed sales of 41% vs. closed sales in February of 2011. Condominium properties in Jefferson County saw an average month over month increase of 23.4%, even though four of the six MLS areas in Jefferson County posted decreases for February 2012. For a detailed breakdown of your area in Jefferson County, please call or e-mail me to request a copy.
“W” RAIL LINE UPDATE
RTD is inviting everyone to participate in a photo contest on Facebook called “Catch the Train.” The winner will receive two VIP tickets to ride the W Light Rail Line before it opens to the public. Entrants need to “Catch the Train” by snapping a picture of their test trains. There is a new winner every week until the April 26th Grand Opening. Read the rules and entry procedures here. Stay tuned on Facebook for the best locations to get a picture! You can also read a little about the artists that have been selected for the various W Line Stations. Artists have been selected for the Knox, Garrison, Jeffco-Golden, and the Lakewood-Wadsworth Stations. In addition, The Regional Transportation District West Rail Line project has been named one of the most significant construction projects of 2012 by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association’s Alliant Build America Merit Awards are considered to be the most prestigious recognition of construction accomplishments in the country. Visit the “W” Rail Line website.
LAKEWOOD NEWS AND EVENTS
If you sign up for the Lakewood Business News and Events newsletter, sent via e-mail delivery, not only do you receive valuable weekly updates with information on Lakewood, but they also have fun with the Lakewood Business Brainiac Trivia Question. This month one of the winners will win a History of Lakewood book for the correct answer!
The City of Lakewood has become a partner with Nextdoor, a free private social networking website for neighborhoods. This is part of the mayor’s Lakewood Linked initiative designed to facilitate neighborhood interaction, strengthen the ties between Lakewood residents and establish new connections within the community. Visit www.lakewood.org/neighbors to join.
Lakewood’s Animal Control Unit, along with the Foothills Animal Shelter, will have low-cost dog vaccinations and dog licensing clinics throughout the year. For more information on the events, please call (303) 987-7114.
The Easter Bunny returns to the Link! March 30th from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance and kids can register to participate in the Easter egg hunt. Registration is $5 in advance and $10 on the day of the event. Cost includes the egg hunt, activities, and a coupon for swimming. To register call 303-987-5400.
The Lakewood Heritage Center’s has announced its newest exhibit, From the Land. Explore Lakewood’s early days of farming, through artifacts from tractors to milk bottles. For tickets and more information visit www.Lakewood.org/Heritagecenter
Aquila Theatre presents Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 8th. Exclusive Offer ONLY $25 – Use promo code: HCA.
Jefferson County Public Library is in the running for national award. The Library has been selected as a 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service finalist by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. Winners will be announced in April.